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Why 8 New Miditower Cases Do Not Always Deliver

Tricod ATX-604AL: Display With Alarm Function

Back to the roots: The diskette drive is installed on top

The mouse-gray miditower from Tricod stands out from the other test candidates with its color scheme alone. The others are all either silver or black. In other ways as well, the ATX-604AL is one of the quiet cases of the bunch. Only the large display stands out on the Tricod ATX-604AL, and the displayed values can be read easily. Three heat sensors on the interior of the case serve to monitor the temperature of the hard drive, graphics card and interior temperature. An integrated fan control manages a system fan and monitors the rpm. If the fan fails, an alarm sounds off. In addition to hard-drive accesses, the display shows the current time. It can be set manually and works independently from the PC.

Temperature display can be switched from Celsius to Fahrenheit

Functions of the display

  • Temperature display
  • Fan control
  • Time
  • Rotation speed of one fan
  • Hard-drive accesses